Burning BIOS on FLASH ROMS, is the kernel also needs to burnt on it
agnew at cs.umd.edu
Wed Apr 9 15:09:00 CEST 2003
Oh, and ADLO slows things down a little. mostly because it definitely
needs the hard drives to be spun up already, while the linux kernel can be
tricked into thinking they already are. Same with etherboot. If you want 3
second boot up, booting from IDE is out of the question. The other thing
you can try is a DoC Millenium which is a bios chip with 8 megs of
On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Deepak Kotian wrote:
> Thanks for the quick response.
> If I use ADLO, will the machine boot up really fast, would there be
> degradation because of this. My main intention is to improve the startup
> time to around
> 2/3 seconds.
> About ADLO, I could not see it in the utils folder in the linuxbios source I
> Can the cvs snapshot be updated please. I do not have access to LINUX box as
> of now.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Adam Agnew" <agnew at cs.umd.edu>
> To: "Deepak Kotian" <dkotian3 at vsnl.net>
> Cc: <linuxbios at clustermatic.org>
> Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2003 12:37 AM
> Subject: Re: Burning BIOS on FLASH ROMS, is the kernel also needs to burnt
> on it
> > 3 ways.
> > 1. Etherboot 5.0.6 with polled ide patch:
> > download etherboot-5.0.6 and see http://www.missl.cs.umd.edu/~agnew/ for
> > the patch.
> > 2. Etherboot development series:
> > download etherboot-5.1.7
> > 3. ADLO
> > see freebios/utils/ADLO/ from the linuxbios cvs. (this one is the most
> > work, but wont require you to modify your kernel when you're done)
> > - Adam Agnew
> > On Thu, 10 Apr 2003, Deepak Kotian wrote:
> > > HI,
> > >
> > > Looking at the burn mtd script, it seems that the linux kernel image
> also needs
> > > to be burnt on the BIOS flash along with linuxbios.In this case, if
> the customized kernel
> > > image is around 900KB ,then it may be difficult to fit it on the
> FLASH ROMS which is
> > > usually 2-4MBit.
> > > Is there a way to boot it from IDE device itself instead of the
> above process.
> > >
> > > Could some please clarify on this.
> > >
> > > Thanks and Regards
> > > Deepak
> > >
> > >
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